Blacksheep of the Month: Jackie Hill Perry
Welcome to our monthly segment, Blacksheep of the Month! It’s where we highlight and illustrate individuals who show the qualities of what our definition of a Blacksheep is. These are people who counter the culture, aren’t afraid to be peculiar, and use their platform to be a light in the middle of darkness.
For the Month of March, we want to highlight Mrs. Jackie Hill Perry. Jackie is an amazing poet, rapper, author and preacher. She’s married to an outstanding poet in his own right, Preston Perry and together they have two beautiful baby girls.
What I personally love about Jackie is her sincere heart for the things of Christ and her unwillingness to dumb it down for the sake of gaining “popularity.” Every time I consume a piece of content she and Preston create, it makes me proud to see young black people so knowledgeable and on fire for the things of God. They inspire me to be a better student of the Word.
She is bold. She does not shy away from difficult conversations about sexuality in the context of the biblical worldview. So much so that she wrote a book on her own personal experiences on the subject, Gay Girl, Good God.
Jackie Hill Perry uses her life and many gifts to express the love that Christ has for us. She is a great example of what it looks like to be a creative who doesn’t compromise the quality of her art to fit a man-made “Christian” mold. Not does she not compromise Christ in an attempt to reach more people, or “crossover” – She inspires me personally to be the best I can be in both areas.
If you’d like to know more about Jackie Hill Perry, download/stream her album “Crescendo.” Pick up her book “Gay Girl, Good God” every where books are sold. Lastly, follow her on Instagram at @jackiehillperry, you won’t be sorry you did.
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If you have any suggestions of who should be Blacksheep of the Month next, leave a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!